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The best online workouts for getting sweaty at home

From HIIT to yoga, there's an online workout for every kind of body on this list

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Sarah Medina
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While we don't condone New Year, New You fitness resolutions, we do think working out is important for your overall health, including your mental health. And with us all stuck at home right now, it's even more important to find a workout routine that you enjoy and can do safely. Which is why we've rounded up the best online workouts to help you break a sweat at home. While a lot of gyms and studios are currently taking to social media or Zoom to broadcast their workouts (support your local studio if you can!), this list is all about online fitness plans and apps which can help you work out consistenly and track your progress along the way. And if traditional workouts aren't your thing, check out our lists of the best hiking trails and awe-inspiring national forests (perfect for forest bathing). 

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Best online workouts

Workouts: Bodyweight, yoga, stretching and more

Why download it: This app's extensive library lets you stream workouts, commit to a training program, get tips from elite athletes and can even help you sleep better. Multi-week programs include a prescribed series of workouts, nutrition tips, and wellness guidance to help you build healthy habits in the long term. 

Price: Premium membership is currently free 

2. FightCamp

Workouts: Boxing, kickboxing, core 

Why download it: If you have the space and the means, this boxing setup, which comes with bluetooth-enabled trackers in your boxing wraps and a punching bag, is totally worth it. Follow along with elite trainers on the boxing or kickboxing paths, or tune into the workouts of the day, all while trying to hit the punch goal every round. 

Price: $439–$1,219 for initial setup, then $39 per month 

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Workouts: Various full-body  

Why download it: As part of this famously body-positive program, you master a new 25-minute routine (meant for all skill levels) every week so that by the end of the week it's almost meditative. After the new routine is released on Mondays, you can submit questions about the positions and sequences performed and Bethany herself will answer them on Wednesdays. 

Price: 10-day free trial then $35 per month 

Workouts: HIIT, sculpt, yoga, pilates and more 

Why download it: Fans of HIIT, this is for you: obé offers 28-minute high-intensity classes that switch up moves often so you don't get bored and are set to an awesome soundtrack. You'll have access to 22 live classes a day and 5,400+ on-demand workouts, which all take place in a pastel-colored workout box. 

Price: Seven-day free trial, then $26.99 per month or $199.99 per year

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Workouts: Cardio, barre, strength, yoga, kickboxing, postpartum and more 

Why download it: Consider this your membership to thousands of different boutique studios across the USA. NeoU offers just about every kind of workout, with both live-stream and pre-recorded versions, led by some of the country's top trainers, and you can easily stream on your TV, phone or tablet simultaneously. 

Price: Free seven-day trial, then 12.99 for a month or $99.99 for a year 

Workouts: Yoga, barre, pilates, meditation and stretching

Why download it: This isn't your basic yoga app. True yogis will love that Alo offers vinyasa, ashtanga, kundalini, hatha, restorative and other varieties. Those looking to get more flexible in the new year or just add something to their skill set will love the guidance on how to do a handstand or stretch into the splits. 

Price: 14-day free trial then $20 per month 

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Workouts: Running, strength, yoga, elliptical and more

Why download it: It's audio only, so you don't have to worry about fiddling with your computer or phone screen during a sweat sesh, and you can take it along on a socially-distant run. You can also filter by skill level, workout style, duration and even music choice. What's more, dozens of new classes are added every week.  

Price: Free seven-day trial, then $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year

Workouts: Bodyweight, high-intensity strength and yoga and barre 

Why download it: This women-focused app comes with a dedicated community and follow-along guides so you can finally learn how to properly do burpees, squats and other moves that make up the 21-minute interval workouts. Choose from different workout tracts like strength, yoga, postpartum and barre. 

Price: $19.99 per month or $119.94 per year

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Workouts: Everything from dance to HIIT

Why download it: For gym hoppers who already swear by Class Pass, you can still use your app from home, as CP offers a full library of workout videos with every membership. Choose from 4,000 free online workouts in HIIT & strength trainingcardioyogabarre and more, so you can get moving from the comfort of your living room.

Price: $9–$49 per month 

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